Bivigam: Uses, indications and notes when using
Bivigam is a medicine that strengthens the immune system, thereby helping to reduce the risk of infection in people with weakened immune systems. So, in order for the drug to be effective, what should we pay attention to during use?
1. What are the uses of Bivigam?
Bivigam is used to strengthen the body's natural defense system (immune system). From there, the drug helps reduce the risk of infection in people with weakened immune systems.
Bivigam is a medicine made from the blood of healthy people, with high levels of antibodies that help fight infections. It is also used to increase the platelet count in people with a blood disorder (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura).
2. How to use Bivigam?
Bivigam is given by injection under the skin or by slow intravenous infusion as directed by your doctor. The doctor will start the medication slowly while monitoring the patient. If the patient has few or no side effects, the drug will get into the body more quickly.
In case the patient experiences side effects such as skin redness, chills, cramps, back pain, joint pain, fever, nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing, ... it is necessary to stop the infusion or slow down the infusion. Dosage and frequency of use depends on the patient's weight, medical condition, and response to medication. Use it regularly to get the most benefit.
In the case of self-medication at home, the patient should be guided in detail by the doctor. Before use, the patient should inspect the product with the naked eye to check for any abnormality. At the same time, it is necessary to learn how to safely store and dispose of drugs.
3. Side effects of Bivigam when used
Patients treated with Bivigam may experience some of the following side effects:
Skin redness, headache, dizziness, chills, cramps, back pain, joint pain, fever, nausea or vomiting At the injection site may be sore, red, or swollen. The medicine may increase blood pressure Easy bleeding, bruising, fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat, unusual tiredness. These are serious side effects of the drug
Infection: Sore throat, persistent fever, yellow eyes, yellow skin, dark urine Encephalitis after taking the drug for a few hours to 2 days. Symptoms include severe headache, stiff neck, drowsiness, high fever, sensitivity to light, eye pain or nausea, severe vomiting Lung problems may occur after taking the drug 1 - 6 hours Serious allergic reaction: Rash, itching, swelling (in the face, tongue, throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing,... The medicine can cause serious kidney problems. The risk is higher in patients with kidney disease, diabetes, sepsis, certain blood conditions, dehydration, people over 65 years of age, or taking other medications that damage the kidneys. Blood clots leading to pulmonary embolism, stroke, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis, etc. The risk is higher in elderly, severely dehydrated patients who have catheters placed in a vein near the heart. , have a history of blood clots, have heart disease, vascular disease, heart failure, stroke or are immobile, taking estrogen supplements. The above are not all side effects that can occur after taking the drug. When experiencing these side effects or other reactions, the patient should immediately notify the doctor for timely intervention and treatment.
4. Prevention of side effects of the drug Bivigam
Before using Bivigam, patients need to discuss with their doctor about the benefits and risks of taking the drug. If you have health problems, especially immune system problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, migraines, blood infections, kidney disease, severe dehydration, etc. You should also tell your doctor right away. People with kidney disease or blood clots can reduce the risk of complications by infusing the medicine more slowly or at a lower dose, drinking enough water before taking the medicine, etc.
Before taking the medicine, the patient should tell the doctor. doctor if you are allergic to the drug, to other immunoglobulin products, or to any other allergic reaction. Notify your doctor if you have recently or are about to receive a vaccination, as the medicine may affect your body's ability to respond to some vaccines.
Medicines can cause dizziness so do not drive, use machines or do anything that requires alertness until the patient can do them safely
Tell the doctor about all all medications the patient is taking. Use caution when using the drug in the elderly, pregnant and lactating women, requiring a doctor's prescription.
Tell your doctor right away if you experience any of these side effects: Sudden weight gain, swelling of the hands/ankles/feet, change in the amount or color of urine, foamy urine, trouble breathing , rapid breathing, chest tightness, jaw pain, left arm pain, unusual sweating, dizziness, fainting, hot pain or swelling in an arm or leg, sudden or severe headache, difficulty speaking, weakness on one side of the body, sudden vision changes, confusion.
5. Bivigam drug interactions
Some drugs that can interact with Bivigam include: Drugs that can harm the kidneys such as gentamicin, diuretics such as furosemide. Bivigam may interfere with certain tests such as blood sugar tests, blood type, which may lead to incorrect test results. This has serious consequences, even death. Therefore, the patient needs to inform the doctor about the use of Bivigam, the type of blood glucose test strip he is using.
6. Some notes when taking drugs
Overdose: If you overdose and have serious symptoms such as fainting or difficulty breathing, call 911 immediately. Missing a dose: If a dose is missed, the patient should consult a doctor to know when Take a new dose of the drug, do not double the prescribed dose. Tests such as: Complete blood count test, liver function test, kidney function test, urine output, blood pressure,... should be done before starting and during the use of Bivigam. Consult your doctor for storage instructions. Medicines should be kept out of the reach of children and the range of pets. When medication is expired or not needed, it should be disposed of properly. In order to avoid serious side effects, before taking Bivigam, patients should share with their doctor about their health status, the drugs they are using,... At the same time, patients should Follow your doctor's instructions on the dose and duration of medication. If there are adverse reactions should immediately notify the doctor for timely intervention and treatment.
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